I'm not sure if this is better off in the strap forum but I see it as a big picture. I got a watch that came with a crocodile band - basically, at least sounds expensive. I contacted the manufacturer and they said since it's a special order from Switzerland it will cost $400 to replace it (mine is brown, i'd like something else). The watch cost me 1500 and 400 seems rather high for a strap. Would I be stupid to spend that much? The reason I want one from the manufacturer is because of the clasp detail...plus, I don't want to put a $20 band on my best watch. What to do? Just leave as is and get used to brown? I don't have brown belts or shoes so I'd be that unmatched guy. I've read about style around here but it would be nice to match.